Looking for a fun new way to teach your kids about Easter?

Our Stepping Stones children’s ministry team put together a list full of great resources for families. Check it out!

Books

The Parable of the LilyThe Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs

Maggie, the farmer’s youngest daughter, loves getting gifts, especially mysterious ones. One wintry day, she receives a package in the mail. She excitedly opens the package to find a bulb buried in a crate of dirt. This was not what Maggie expected. She had hoped for a doll or a game, not a bulb that would one day become a plant. When spring comes, she finds the bulb in the cellar and tosses the lifeless thing into the garden, never to think of it again. . . . Until she walks outside on Easter morning and finds the most beautiful lily she has ever seen. Through the unique gift of a bulb, Maggie discovers the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter.

Big ThoughtsBig Thoughts for Little Thinkers – The Gospel – Joe Allen (ages 2-7/8)

The most foundational teachings of the Christian faith are presented in the Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series at a level preschool and elementary children can understand. In simple and precise language, God-centered theology is promoted, giving children a firm foundation in God’s timeless truth.

The Gospel relates the good news of salvation to children, at their level of understanding. Even children can grasp God’s saving love and His promise to adopt them and give them a home in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ.

Journey Easter JorneyJourney, Easter Journey – Dandi Mackall (ages 2-7)

As the second book in author Dandi Mackall’s seasonal series, Journey, Easter Journey! presents the biblical story of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection in a way that is engaging and appropriate for young children. Great for kids age 3-7, this short, poetic verse with brilliant illustrations is lighthearted but filled with reverence for the sacrifice Christ paid. This story presents the life of Christ as a journey, beginning in Bethlehem with His birth, then moving on to His life in Nazareth and Galilee, telling about His Father’s love. Finally, Christ’s journey to Calvary, and the wondering if this was His journey’s end. But indeed it wasn’t the end, as His journey continued with His resurrection and ascension. This short verse concludes with the encouragement that someday we can all journey on to heaven and be together with Christ.

My Easter StoryMy Story of Easter – Karen Williamson (ages 2-6)

Bright illustrations paired with a delightful and detailed account of the Easter story will hold the attention of young children. The story is written as a continuous journey, from “A noisy entry” where Jesus is walking to Jerusalem, through “A meal to remember” where Jesus ate with twelve special friends, to the ascension.

A Child's Easter StoryA Child’s Story of Easter – Susan Hardesty (ages 1-4) 

A Child’s Story of Easter is the perfect introduction to the story of Easter for every young child. Beautiful illustrations and questions throughout the book keep children engaged. Kids will love learning about the story of Easter.

 

The Easter StoryThe Easter Story – Patricia Pingry (ages 2-4)

This small book with about 200 words introduces young children to Jesus the man, from his teaching to his healing. And it gently reveals the meaning of Easter and the story of Christ’s death and Resurrection. Bright, colorful illustrations make this a perfect book for toddlers.

Other Resources

A Sense of the Resurrection – Oh Amanda!

Visit the Oh Amanda! website for a family study called A Sense of the Resurrection that has crafts and activities focused on Jesus and designed to lead families toward him during this season.

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs are the perfect way to crack open the glorious story of Jesus’ resurrection. Stored in a plastic carton, a dozen rainbow-hued eggs are filled with surprises. Pop them open and find miniature symbols of Easter inside.